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October 2019

October 2019

Elephants in the Classroom

Teaching argumentation in the high school English classroom in fall 2016 proved more challenging than any other leading up to it thanks [...]

How to Argue: A Biblical Guide to Conflict Engagement

Instead of seeing all the conflict in our culture as a threat of division, what if we were able to receive it [...]

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Talk about Sexuality

If you haven’t read Michael Gulker’s article in this issue (“How to Argue,” p. 6), I recommend you do so before reading on. [...]

Raising Thoughtful Citizens by Teaching Logical Fallacies

Has there ever been a time when it was more important to teach students how to critically discern what is true from [...]

Creation and Evolution: The Beast in the Science Classroom

Hanging on the door of my classroom is a copy of the Belgic Confession, article 2, “The Means by Which We Know [...]

Rethinking Egg “Whiteness”: A Call to Interrogate Colorblindness and Whiteness

A picture showed up in my Facebook feed in February. Two eggs: a brown egg and white egg cracked open on a [...]

A Soft Answer

Take one apprehensive student-teacher in 1963, bred and raised in the almost all-white, at the time, Christian day-school system in Grand Rapids, [...]

The Metaphor in the Room, or Like Fodder for Elephants

Shop teacher Gord Winkel, as usual, was the last one to slip into a seat in the back of the room. He [...]